Skid Row (album)
|Studio album by Skid Row|
|Released||January 24, 1989|
|Genre||Glam metal, heavy metal|
|Skid Row chronology|
Skid Row is the first album by the American heavy metal band Skid Row, released on January 24, 1989. The album charted at #6 on The Billboard 200 and is certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA. Released from the album were the top 10 singles "18 and Life" and "I Remember You" and the mainstream rock hit "Youth Gone Wild." It is the band's most commercially successful album. The album has since sold five million copies in the United States alone.
Skid Row received generally positive reviews. Allmusic said that the album had "melodies and songwriting [that] are pretty consistent", and gave it a score of four stars out of five. A Sputnikmusic staff review, which also rated the album as four out of five, said that Skid Row had a "strong footing in pop, rock and metal which could stand out from the crowd on its own merits".
- All Songs Published By New Jersey Underground Music.
|1.||"Big Guns"||Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill, Dave Sabo, Rob Affuso||3:36|
|2.||"Sweet Little Sister"||Bolan, Sabo||3:10|
|3.||"Can′t Stand the Heartache"||Bolan||3:24|
|4.||"Piece of Me"||Bolan||2:48|
|5.||"18 and Life"||Bolan, Sabo||3:50|
|6.||"Rattlesnake Shake"||Bolan, Sabo||3:07|
|7.||"Youth Gone Wild"||Bolan, Sabo||3:18|
|8.||"Here I Am"||Bolan, Sabo||3:10|
|9.||"Makin′ a Mess"||Sebastian Bach, Bolan, Sabo||3:38|
|10.||"I Remember You"||Bolan, Sabo||5:10|
|11.||"Midnight / Tornado"||Matt Fallon, Sabo||4:17|
- Rob Affuso – drums and percussion
- Sebastian Bach – lead vocals
- Rachel Bolan – bass guitars, backing vocals
- Scotti Hill – lead and rhythm guitars
- Dave "The Snake" Sabo – lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
- Additional personnel
- David Kent – engineer
- Michael Wagener – producer, engineer, mixing
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||5× Platinum||5,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
||This section needs additional citations for verification. (July 2011)|
|Australian Albums Chart||12|
|Canada Albums Chart||8|
|Japan Albums Chart||35|
|Swedish Albums Chart||21|
|Swiss Albums Chart||26|
|UK Albums Chart||30|
|U.S. Billboard 200||6|
|1989||"18 and Life"||Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||11|
|The Billboard Hot 100||4|
|"I Remember You"||Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||23|
|The Billboard Hot 100||6|
|"Youth Gone Wild"||Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||20|
|The Billboard Hot 100||99|
The following songs were written and demoed for the album, but were not included.
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- "British album certifications – Skid Row – Skid Row". British Phonographic Industry. Enter Skid Row in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
- "American album certifications – Skid Row – Skid Row". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
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